Charrette to the West
The Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast is pleased to partner with the Regional Economic Development Center (REDC) to offer a 2020 workforce housing design “charrette to the west” to one of the following communities: Auburn, Derry, Londonderry, Hampstead, Atkinson, Windham, Plaistow, Salem, Pelham, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack, and Nashua.
Applications are due Friday, April 10, 2020 via email to , and the winner will be announced on Friday, April 24, 2020. The charrette will be held in the fall of 2020.
Nominate a Housing Advocate Today
Each year, the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast recognizes individuals, businesses, organizations, and cities and towns that have shown exceptional support for the Coalition and the Coalition’s mission of promoting a range of housing opportunities for members of the region’s workforce.
The Municipal Leadership award recognizes the staff, volunteer board members, or elected officials in cities and towns in New Hampshire or Maine that have shown a dedication to addressing housing diversity, supply, or affordability.
The recipient of the Municipal Leadership award has likely:
Taken advantage of available resources, including, but not limited to, a workforce housing design charrette or municipal technical assistance grant;
Completed or initiated the process of completing an effective workforce housing ordinance or worked toward adopting zoning ordinance amendments;
Embraced the critical role of community engagement and education as part of their efforts; or
Demonstrated an interest in working with the Coalition or other entity as a partner.
Business or Nonprofit Leadership
The Business or Nonprofit Leadership award recognizes a company, organization, or institution that has shown exceptional support for the Coalition and the Coalition’s mission of promoting a range of housing opportunities for members of the region’s workforce.
The recipient of the Business or Nonprofit Leadership award has likely:
Supported the Coalition financially as a funder, event sponsor, or member;
Acted as an ambassador for the Coalition;
Advocated for sound housing policy to local or state government; or
Implemented a creative method of addressing the housing challenge for members of the workforce (for example, by building housing for their employees).
Volunteer of the Year
The Volunteer of the Year award recognizes an individual that has shown exceptional support for the Coalition and the Coalition’s mission of promoting a range of housing opportunities for members of the region’s workforce.
The recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award has likely:
Advocated for sound housing policy to local or state government;
Donated their time and talent to the Coalition as a charrette team member or leader or speaker;
Worked closely with the Coalition in planning or executing an event; or
Served on the Board of Directors or committee.
The deadline for nominations is April 15th, 2020.
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Resources for Advocates
Our Tips for Engaging Decision Makers by Sarah Wrightsman for the WHCGS
What's in a Name? by Sarah Wrightsman for Stay Work Play
Strong Towns: Getting a Response from Local Leaders by Strong Towns
Not What, But Who, Is Workforce Housing? by Sarah Wrightsman for Stay Work Play
How to Get Young People to Join a Board or Committee by Sarah Wrightsman for Stay Work Play
On Being an Advocate: The Power of your Personal Story by Sarah Wrightsman for Stay Work Play
Demystifying Millennials: What Type of Housing Do Millennials Want? by Sarah Wrightsman for Stay Work Play
Useful Housing Terms by New Hampshire Housing